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Questions tagged [text-editors]

A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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How to Type TAB in Notepad++ when 'Replace by Space' is Enabled?

With the 'Replace by Space' option enabled in Notepad++ (Preferences > Language > Replace by Space), is there is a key combination which inserts a tab character without it being replaced by ...
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Non-WYSIWYG Text/Code-Editor App for Google Drive Web Client [on hold]

I'd like to be able to: Open Google Drive in a web client on any PC Open/edit latex .tex files from the Google Drive web client In a web-client-based app Which is a fully functional YAFIYGI (non-...
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Intellij Color Scheme HTML TEXT background color

I'm currently using a custom color scheme and i was able to find everything else to fix except one thing. Image below is an example of it in the work. I've looked everywhere for hours and was not ...
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ckeditor error exception (code:5) when installing

I want to install CKEditor on my Laravel project, but when installing it I get an error:
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Open recently closed file in Notepad++ using keyboard shortcut

Is it possible to reopen mistakenly closed file in Notepad++ using keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + T). Most web browsers have this feature, if you close a tab by mistake. Can we do that in NPP too?...
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How to activate the splitter in Notepad++?

The Notepad++ v7.6.2 release notes reveal a new feature: Add new feature: double click splitter resets panes to equal size. How does one enable the splitter to begin with?
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regular expression help needed

I have a text of 8XX lines that look like this: id="**02_item2_02" duration="29" style="**joe" id="02_item3_01" duration="35.5" style="joseph" The text between id=" and style=" is never the same.  ...
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Microsoft Word: Text Colour Palette results in GREY-tints (Windows 10)

I have a software problem using Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (64 bit). In Microsoft Word the TEXT COLOUR PALETTE doesn't work correctly (in ribbon, tab Start): If I unfold ...
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How to delete same lines in Notepad++?

I want to find out if there are any extra files between a long list of files that I generated. Because I`m weak at explaining stuff with words, I'd rather illustrate. This is an illustration of the ...
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`.TXT` file association to Notepad++ “stopped working”

I recently formatted and then reinstalled everything, but oddly now, Windows 7 refuses to let me set Notepad++ as the default .TXT editor. I try to set the "open with" file as usual: right click ...
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Where to find the “bulma snippets” for Sublime Text 3?

In the "Laravel 5.7 From Scratch" video tutorial one sometimes can see usage of something like macros for bulma in Sublime Text editor. An example would be the lesson "Create New Project Tasks", ...
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IntelliJ Idea (AndroidStudio): Cursor behaviour when using Ctrl + Left

That Left and Right do Up and Down movemnents is annoying anyways, but that I cannot hit the beginning of the line using Ctrl+Left is driving me crazy. And that Ctrl+Left at the beginning of a ...
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How to delete all text except for what's inside quotation marks?

I want to remove all text except for what's between quotation marks. How would I go about doing that? Example: Bran could hear the wind in the trees, the clatter of their hooves on the ironwood ...
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How can I set a specific background color on Sublime Text?

Note, I don't want to change or set another Color Scheme. I just want to specify the precise color (R,G,B in Hex) I want for the background (or any part of the sublime window). Is that possible? I ...
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SeaMonkey line numbering

My older colleague uses SeaMonkey to edit his website. I found several bugs in his HTML code, therefore I sent him the line numbers where the bugs are. However, in the "HTML source view" of SeaMonkey (...
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TXT files: how to switch from weird characters back to normal?

So, I have on a flash drive a txt file generated in Cyrillic (my own work, own pen drive), a few years old. Now I needed to open it, only to see this kind of mess. I wonder why is this happening and ...
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In VSCode how do you select a whole word with - in it?

IE: say I double click "LAYOUT:MENU-TRADE": I want to select the entire constant. Or at least the entire MENU-TRADE part. In atom I can accomplish this by removing - as an ignored character. How is ...
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How do I add a 'run' user tool to EditPlus for scripts?

I am using EditPlus more regularly to edit and write code and scripts. One very useful feature is that you can add "User tools", these act as user-defined commands to carry out certain tasks like ...
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How to modify the spaces in a text file to tabulate it with Excel “Text Import Wizard”?

I have a text file with 6 columns of values, separated by spaces. However, those spaces do not have consistent patterns. So is there a quicker way to tabulate it? You can see below that sometimes ...
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BBEdit log file highlighting whole lines

I like BBEdit, and I'm trying to figure out if it can do this kind of syntax highlighting for log files. There is a built-in language module for "Log File", but it never highlights anything at all. ...
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Storing a decimal number in a text file with just 1 byte

I want to store the number 97 in a text file. In hexadecimal it is 0x61 and it should take 8 bits or 1 byte of storage. But when I enter 97 in a text file, it takes 2 bytes of storage (as it stores ...
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Visual Studio 2015 keeps getting standard file association for txt files

On my System running Windows 10 Professional, I am using Visual Studio 2015, which is the standard program associated to Text-Files, i.e all files with a suffix .txt, which means all files of this ...
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linux text timestamp each edit

I am looking for a way to timestamp each edit made to a text file. The scenario is that I take notes based on questions (think: reporter in the field) and jump back and forth within the text ...
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Atom.io | How to edit CSON file

I am trying to edit my language-php/grammars/php.cson file in order to resolve an issue with syntax highlighting. However, I cannot seem to find this on my Windows installation of Atom.io ... It is ...
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Merge files line by line

For the sake of example I have two files: FileA.txt 1. 2. 3. FileB.txt ABC DEF GHI And I want to merge in order to obtain: Output.txt 1.ABC 2.DEF 3.GHI I ...
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How can I generate combining characters on windows? [duplicate]

A while ago I asked this question on SO where I found out about combining characters and how for alt+777 you get ○ on most editors and ̉ on skype, which can be combined with a previous character and ...
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Why did this WhatsApp message freeze my phone? [closed]

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Narrow down width in weblayout view in MS Word

when I write texts for my website I like to use the weblayout view in MS Word. However, the text expands over the complete width of the screen. If I could narrow it down so that it only expands as ...
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Regex: Replace Arbitrary Number of Whitespace with Same Number of Another Character

What I am trying to do is take a list that is formatted much like a table of contents & replace whitespace (single space characters, not tabs) between the left & right texts with dots, ...
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How to remove all text before and after semi-colon characters

In notepad++ is there a way to remove all characters from the first semi-colon to the left, then all characters from the second semi-colon to the right? (including the 2 semi-colons mentioned). ...
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In MS Word how do I add a hotkey for lists?

How do I change the hotkey for the list button in MS Word? It's this button in the menu bar: I know there is a place where you can change all the hotkeys, I just can't seem to find this one.
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How do you give text a spacing around it in MS Word?

is it possible to give text some kind of spacing around it in MS Word (in the way padding works in CSS)? For instance, if I have text with a background, I want the background to extend further, so ...
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How to use sed to replace a whole line with another one with characters in it

The file contains the following on line 19 send -- "old@example.com\r" I want to change the email so I thought and came up with this sed -i.bak '19s/.*/send -- "new@example.com\r"/' ./a it does ...
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Edit Google Keep notes thru GhostText w/ advanced text editor?

I tried to edit my Google Keep notes with Visual Code via GhostText... it is doable if you set the .tmp extension given by GhostText to use html syntax. And do a few additional steps: Format the ...
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text editor find replace different words

Good evening I have got a question about some text editor. I am using CotEditor on Mac and I want to find and replace something special. I have an .csv data which I converted as an .txt data with ...
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How to copy multiple pages easily in some text editor

My question is similar to Copy and paste text in midnight commander (MC) via putty in Linux with one important addition. I'd like to copy and paste several pages from log file. My problem is, that ...
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how can i delete every word in a text file except a word?

I have a file with a bunch of info of street and WIFI(s).so i want to delete every word in the text file except ,password:********, and there is a lot of it and the word after password is variable/...
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Is there a way to automatically remove non-consecutive duplicate words from a text?

Is there a way to automatically remove non-consecutive (and consecutive) duplicate words from a text? This is just a simple text. The end result should be a text in which every word (chunks of ...
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Hover over text to reveal it

I have a medical textbook ind PDF format and I want to conceal some words from it because i want to read it more actively. I'd like to have the words to be revealed when I make some action (e.g. ...
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Make SciTE open new files in the current process

I'm moving from my past editor of choice, Notepad++ to SciTE which is a bit faster and works better for me productivity-wise. The only current concern I have with SciTE is that new files open in a new ...
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How can I delete every letter in vim

In my code I have a HUGE line containing number and letters. How can I delete all the letters of this line using vim ?
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Can I save 'Outlining in my MS SQL Query

When writing a query, I will often use Cross Apply, or multiple sub queries. To make the query easy to read I realized you can outline parts of the query, and then hide them. Using: Edit -> ...
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Weird graphical text editor glitch in a dual monitor setup on windows 10

My dearest superusers, I have a very weird graphics 'glitch' for certain IDE's or editors, like TexStudio and Spyder. It happens that certain lines or words overlap with each other, and sometimes ...
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How to break a line in vim with auto-wrap paragraph turning on?

I am trying to use the vim autowrap functionality to automatically wrap my paragraph into lines no longer than 80 letters in real time as I type. This can be done by set textwidth=80 and set fo+=a. ...
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Self-closing parentheses in text editors can be annoying - how to deal with them?

I am starting to find parentheses / square bracket autocompletion annoying. The cursor remains inside the braces, and I have to reach the right arrow with my right pinky to get out of the bracket and ...
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How can I add a list of text items to the end of another list of text items?

I have 150 lines of text which looks something like this: select * from my_table where name = select * from my_table where name = select * from my_table where name = select * from my_table where name ...
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Can I make Sublime Text autocomplete treat accented characters as the same as unaccented ones? E.g. A=Á, E=É

Meaning that if I have a file foo fóó // and I start to type: fo| +-------------+ |foo | |fóó | +-------------+ // ^^^ Then I'd like the autocomplete box show both `foo` and ...
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Editing tab-delimited .txt files from Excel in vim

When I save a simple spreadsheet in Excel 15.41 (on Mac) as tab-delimited .txt and open it using vim <filename>, I see characters for carriage returns as ^M, but everything is on one line. There ...
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create custom keyboard shortcut windows 10

I am looking for a way to create my own custom keyboard shortcuts in windows 10 or ubuntu 16.04, for all programs (not just MS word or my text editors). what i want to do is be able to copy, paste and ...
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Characters merge in a weird way in text editors like Notepad

I downloaded the font Space Mono (regular) from Google Fonts (link), and also the font Fixedsys Excelsior 3.01 from its website (link). In text editors like Visual Studio Code and Brackets, these ...